Charging a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Sweden

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Swedish power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you're visiting Sweden this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your Beats Pill 2 using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F plug outlets will be normally used by most Swedes. If travelling to Sweden from a different region check that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Swedish power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Sweden

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Sweden?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Swedish power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Sweden?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Sweden using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Sweden?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Swedish power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Swedish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Swedish power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Swedish power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Swedish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. This circular plug supply can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters